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Maids of Mitchelstown (The)

The Maids of Mitchelstown is a wonderful tune that was made popular by The Bothy Band, on their album Out Of The Wind Into The Sun. I believe the original key was D minor, and I learned it in that key from my friend Tom Delany. It is also quite common in E minor in sessions around Doolin, as recorded by the great band Moher. Below are the two versions.

X:1
T:Maids of Mitchelstown (The)
R:Reel
M:4/4
K:Ddor
D2AG EG~G2|A2GA cAGE|D2AG EG~G2|1 A2GE EDCE:|2 A2GE EDD2||
|:EGAB c2BG|Adde f2ed|cAGE F2FG|1 AcGE EDD2:|2 AcBd cAGE||

X:2
T:Maids of Mitchelstown (The)
R:Reel
M:4/4
K:EDor
|:E2BA F~A3|B2AB dBAF|E2BA F~A3|B2AF FEED:||
|:FABc d2BA|Beef g2fe|dBAF ~G3A|1 BdAF FEE2:|2 Bdce dBAF||

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